Man Utd boss Moyes: I want Van Persie, Rooney as first-choice combo

Manchester United boss David Moyes says he wants Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie as his first-choice striker-partnership.

Rooney was on the scoresheet in victory over Crystal Palace.

"The hope is we get a partnership where folk are saying, 'My goodness, we are having to play against Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney'. Everybody is looking to see if those two can score lots of goals. We will try to get him up there.

"He has developed into one of those centre forwards who drops into spaces to pick the ball up. He plays in a slightly different way, so you have to appreciate him for what he does and his style of play. But I can only see Wayne playing up top.

"I don’t have a goals target for him. But his targets have been big in recent years. He has scored a lot. It was down last year.

"To be successful, you need to have people who can score you 20 goals. I am hoping with Robin and Wayne you have two there who have it in them to do that," said Moyes.

 
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